Submissions for "How Skydiving Changed My Life"

How to Submit:

  • We strongly prefer submissions electronically via e-mail (communications@uspa.org).
  • You may also send submissions (preferably on computer disc) to: Parachutist-Attn: Managing Editor, 5401 Southpoint Centre Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Submissions for “How Skydiving Changed My Life”

  • Submissions to this section are as varied as our membership but center around the theme of skydiving changing life for the better—therefore, submissions should have an overall positive feel to them.
  • This is one of the few areas of the magazine in which we accept—indeed, prefer—first-person writing.
  • We accept submissions only from USPA member skydivers, and strongly prefer stories from those who have been in the sport for more than a year.
  • The final version should be between 500 and 700 words. You are welcome to submit the full article for publication consideration, or you may submit a draft or outline and we will let you know if it suits.
  • Please submit three to five photos to accompany the piece, at least a few of which were taken at a drop zone or while skydiving. Photos should be high-resolution, and please let us know who took each shot. (For more in-depth photo guidelines and an easy submission form, click here.)
  • Unfortunately, we will not be able to tell you immediately whether your story will be selected for publication. Stories are kept under consideration for one year, although pieces generally run in a magazine with a cover date of three to six months after receipt of the article.